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The International Space Station. Photograph: NASA

Dublin may not be the most obvious place in which to hold a gathering of astronauts and scientists who intend to discuss procedures on board the Inter(...)

Skytek chief executive Dr Sarah Bourke: “Weather conditions in space can wreak havoc on earth in the same way as hurricanes and tornadoes can damage physical infrastructure but we do not have the same understanding of them.” Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin-based space technology firm Skytek has launched a new weather division to monitor solar storms and other threats. The new division will provide(...)

The new commander of the International Space Station, Col Douglas Wheelock, included a photograph of Ireland by night which he had previously taken from the window of the ISS.

The former commander of the International Space Station (ISS), Chris Hadfield, set the bar high for his successors when it came to taking an in(...)

Dermot O’Leary: presenting ‘Live from Space: Lap of the Planet’

In what will either prove an unmitigated disaster or a might-as-well-give-up-now moment for its rivals, Channel 4 is popping out to space this Sund(...)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield speaking at the Convention Centre Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s new tourism ambassador, Cdr Chris Hadfield, has seen more of his adopted country than any Irish person has. Sixteen times a day for five mon(...)

Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station photographed in Dublin Airport last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former International Space Station (ISS) commander Commander Chris Hadfield has agreed to become a tourism ambassador for Ireland. Cmdr Hadfield, who (...)

A still  taken from a YouTube video of Commander Chris Hadfield performing a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Photograph: Commander Chris Hadfield/YouTube

Former International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield captured the attention of the world with his use of social media. He was in Ireland ove(...)

Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station, photographed in Dublin Airport on his arrival this evening. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

He may have travelled nine million kilometres as the commander of the International Space Station, but Cmdr Chris Hadfield arrived in Ireland by more (...)

A file image showing astronaut Chris Hadfield celebrating St Patrick’s Day on the  International Space Station.

Former International Space Station (ISS) commander Chris Hadfield is to appear at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in January. Cmdr (...)

An  Epsilon rocket blasts off from the launching pad at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima prefecture. Japan’s first new rocket in 12 years lifted off  after two setbacks last month, keeping alive hopes that the country may eventually be able to enter the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.  Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters
Japan launches low-cost rocket

Japan’s first new rocket in 12 years lifted off today, after two setbacks last month, keeping alive hopes that the country may eventually be able to e(...)

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